Though we can always count on Samsung to keep us busy, the company in recent months has made its Omnia line a priority. Since the first Omnia landed in our hands late last year, Samsung has continued to expand the family. First, we had the Omnia HD in February and just last month we saw new models unveiled in New York. Though all Omnia models offer touch screens and multimedia features, some handsets make an effort to appeal to specific audiences. To see them all, check out our Samsung Omnia photo gallery.
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You see, I was chosen for this amazing promotion where I received a free Palm Pre in exchange for blogging about it and my experience with the Sprint Now Network, on CNET. I'm very grateful for th 3 months of free service you have provided those of us participating in this test-drive, but here's the deal... … Read more
Apple's iPod Touch is one of highest-rated MP3 players on CNET, but it's also one of the most expensive, starting at $230. That's a lot of money to drop on an MP3 player, especially when a touch-screen competitor like the Samsung P3 delivers many of the same features as the Touch for about $80 less. The price difference is dramatic, but it's unclear whether the Touch is suffering from an inflated ego, or if the P3's price is too good to be true.
To determine which of these touch-screen, music- and video-playing portable beauties is … Read more
Greenpeace released its latest Guide to Greener Electronics on Wednesday, revealing that promises aren't always kept.
The Greenpeace guide, which started in 2006, ranks the top 17 PC, cell phone, TV, and gaming console manufacturers based on their policies regarding e-waste, climate change, and use of toxic chemicals.
Hewlett-Packard, Dell, and Lenovo all dropped in the rankings for failing to live up to public promises to eliminate polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and brominated flame retardants (BFRs) from their computers by the end of 2009, according to Greenpeace.
While 2009 isn't over yet, Greenpeace noted that the companies have reset … Read more
Nvidia on Monday confirmed that Samsung will bring out a Netbook based on the graphics chipmaker's Ion chipset, another design that breaks the Netbook mold.
"Ion really transforms these small laptops, like the upcoming Samsung and Lenovo Ideapad S12, into fully capable notebooks," Rene Haas, general manager of notebook products at Nvidia said Monday in a statement.
Ion brings mainstream PC graphics to Netbooks, including 1080p high-definition video support and better gaming, according to Nvidia.
Among Samsung's umpteen different model lines and feature variations for its 2009 HDTVs, the LNB650 series sits somewhere in the middle. It's significantly less-expensive than the LED-based LCDs, like the UNB7000 series, and costs a bit less than the LNB750 series of non-LED 240Hz models, yet still commands a premium over entry-level models. Aside from a couple hundred bucks, 120Hz of refresh rate separates the B650 and B750 models on paper.
In person, the B650s have significantly different styling and, it turns out, somewhat less impressive picture quality, although the difference in Hz has nothing to do with … Read more
While none of these seem verifiable, there are simply too many rumors about new dSLRs and interchangeable-lens cameras floating around on the Web to ignore. So here, for your delectation, is a summary of all the bits that are fit to post.
The most frequent topic playing Ring Around the Web is for a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV. A host of sites have repeated a set of specs first posted at Northlight Images by a supposed tester of the aforementioned model. He specifies the following:Same 1.3x multiplier (APS-H) as previous models. 16-megapixel sensor with 8-megapixel sRAW ISO 50 to ISO 26,500 Same video and display as the 5D Mark II Slight redesign of button layout and grips
Said tester reports good high ISO photo quality (as you'd expect), faster continuous shooting than the 1D Mark III, "Nikon fast AF", usable Live View AF, and an overall better feel.
Supposedly there'll be a late summer announcement and end-of-year ship. Start saving those pennies now. Use a really big jar.… Read more
Sprint launched two new phones over the weekend: the LG LX370 and the Samsung Exclaim.
The LG LX370 is a slider phone with Sprint's One Click interface, a 2.0-megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth, GPS with Sprint Navigation, a music player, a microSD card slot that can hold up to 16GB, and more. The LG LX370 is $99.99 with a two-year contract.
The Samsung Exclaim has many of the same features, but it has a dual-slider shape with both a number keypad and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is similar in style to the Helio Ocean 2.
This messaging … Read more